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Burglar steels copper from historic Cornwall house


Burglar steels copper from historic Cornwall house

Burglar steels copper from historic Cornwall house
News from Rutland Herald:

Burglar steels copper from historic Cornwall house

By Lucia Suarez
STAFF WRITER – Published: November 26, 2011

CORNWALL — A homeowner here told police that a burglar broke in the door to the farmhouse he was remodeling, stealing approximately $ 20 worth of copper.

James Apgar, owner of the historic Foote Farm Mansion in Cornwall, has been remodeling the farmhouse for the past seven years. He said the burglar went into the basement and hammered out about $ 20 worth of copper from a recently installed water pump and pressure tank. The pump and tank were destroyed and the basement was flooded.

“They could have taken the water pump that cost $ 8,000, but they decided to hammer the copper out,” Apgar said. “I just can’t even believe they would do that, for like $ 20 worth of copper.”

The incident occurred between Nov. 2 and Tuesday.

The homeowner said he had insurance on the house, but because it was…………… continues on Rutland Herald

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By Ann Robinson and Annie V. Schwemmer

One of the common challenges in remodeling is to control the mentality of adding projects in the “while we are at it” category.

These additions can quickly add up and scuttle a project budget. On the other hand, there is a logical sequence to many construction scenarios which can save money.

For Scott and Kate Rockwood, a “while we are at it” remodeling project was practical timing.

They were dealing with sluggish, old pipes that were causing poor water pressure. Their plumber recommended re-plumbing the whole house in order to fix the problem. “Our home is a little over 50 years old and the pipes were just as old,” says Kate Rockwood. “We decided if we were going to re-plumb the whole house than we might as well change the other things in…………… continues on Deseret News

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